New York Times Reviews

Updated May 2, 2021

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Pros
  • "Mission driven company and work life balance(in 37 reviews)

  • "A lot of smart people and great place to learn processes(in 31 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Restrictions on what you can discuss on social media if you work in the newsroom(in 16 reviews)

  • "If it's career fulfillment and being apart of arguably the best newspaper ever created then this is the palace for you(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Career Growth/ High Impact

      Apr 28, 2021 - Director of Engineering in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great people, mission-aligned, exciting career/ job, great managers, career growth and opportunies, remote work , engineering culture, enjoyable job

      Cons

      Career paths murky, salaries, process changes a lot (ie the hiring path), meeting heavy culture

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A great place to work with people who care deeply about the mission.

      Apr 9, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      The Times is filled with people who care deeply about The Times's mission and are smart and driven. You are encouraged to be curious and people are often eager to help you succeed.

      Cons

      The Times is a legacy media company; we have a lot of work left to do to be a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive company.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      -

      Apr 26, 2021 - SEO Editor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      1. Culture 2. Values 3. Preparation 4. Carrer 5. Experience Working

      Cons

      1. Time 2. Work 3. Habits 4. Money 5. Growth Working

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Focus on GSD

      May 2, 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Fast-paced and tons of smart people. Some of the best times in my career.

      Cons

      Hot desking seemed like a universally poorly-received decision for numerous reasons.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Politics and meeting hell, but good mission

      Nov 1, 2020 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being in this building and walking through the newsroom just makes you feel like you are a part of something special. The history and the mission is meaningful, and it makes the job feel like it matters. Every one is very motivated by this.

      Cons

      Even as a software engineer, the amount of meetings you will have to go to is intense. It is sometimes hard to find any time to code. Sometimes you will have meetings on top of meetings. You will have to block off random chunks of time on your schedule so that you can code, but meetings will get booked into them regardless. Other cons are completely team dependent. But generally, if you are on a consumer facing news product team as an engineer, it may be tough. You will be surrounded by competitive, type A coworkers. Priorities are strange and engineers have no voice in the product. Product managers and designers run everything with a tight grip and no flexibility. All your deliverables exist to make them look good and they will ask for unnecessary things constantly. You will be micro managed to death and the politics of interacting with the product team will slowly wear you down. Relations between product and engineering are tense for this reason. Upper management seems to have no interest in remedying this and engineers leave constantly because of it.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place

      Apr 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great experience, great technology always opportunity to learn new tech

      Cons

      very busy, lots of priorities

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice place to work

      Apr 12, 2021 - IOS Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Friendly, well paying and good work life balance.

      Cons

      None i can think of

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Love the company, hate the politics.

      Apr 24, 2021 - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      I had excellent coworkers and believed so much in what the company was doing.

      Cons

      Impossible to move up. So much favoritism. So much abuse towards assistants.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to learn, inequitable place to grow.

      Jan 18, 2021 - Analytics (DIG) in New York, NY
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      Pros

      -Strong sense of being apart of a mission-driven organization. -Very good place to learn complex SQL skills and to work with proprietary data tooling. -Easy to gain experience and exposure to A/B testing/experimentation. -Strong focus on culture within the data organization. (Key: within the data organization, this was not a company-level initiative.) -Generally interesting projects and ability to work on business-level problems that you might not typically encounter supporting a smaller team. -Some of the data leaders are extremely competent, inspiring, empathetic, organized, and supportive.

      Cons

      -Horrid corporate-level communications. -Each people manager has different ideas of what constitutes each level even though there is a career ladder (drives lack of clarity regarding promotion decisions and eligibility). -If equity in the workplace is something you champion, you can anticipate spending hours doing equity-oriented work (including sensitivity reads of newsroom articles) without compensation. -If you work with newsroom colleagues, expect a great deal of them to expect you to know their name on meeting them and their journalistic beat. -Very poor compensation in data positions relative to market rates. -As data organization grows, it seems different VP+ level leaders have different ideas of what the data organization should look and feel like.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company with endless possibilities

      Mar 31, 2021 - Talent Acquisition 
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      Pros

      Great culture, great people to work, partner and learn with, opportunities for growth, work-life balance, cool perks and good benefits

      Cons

      No downside in my time here

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